The Bund in Shanghai is a very interesting mix of old and new. A one walks along the promenade, on one side you can see the colonial era buildings. While on the other side of the river, sits the massive Pudong new area where a lot of skyscrapers have emerged. I have only see this scene in photos and being a skyscraper buff, this is like a dream come true. As one walks here one can’t help to but bring up comparisons to the Hong Kong skyline as both are very impressive cityscapes.
Both Hong Kong and Shanghai are separated by large bodies of water, in the case of Shanghai, it is the Huangpu River. In terms of beauty of the cityscape I probably would still give it to Hong Kong. Shanghai has some rather outlandish buildings that seem out of place. However, more and more more aethetically pleasing buildings have been built in the recent years. To really appreciate the Pudong Skyline, I would have to come back at night since this is where all the lights are turned on.